Fulneck Moravian Church is a long time supporter of St George’s Crypt. The Crypt is a charity in Leeds, working with the homeless, the vulnerable and those suffering from addiction. They believe that by demonstrating the love of Christ in a caring, practical way, lives can be transformed, regardless of people’s circumstances. They offer 54 bed spaces for 365 days a year, immediate practical support in terms of getting fed, cleaned up and clothed, opportunities to gain skills, self-confidence and a sense of achievement, as well as prayer, support and initial counselling. To find out more use the link below. Our Harvest gifts are sent to the Crypt, and just before Christmas we send the toys from our Toy Service to be distributed to families. We also have a collection box in church for the Foodbank run by the Crypt.
In Christian Aid Week members of the Fulneck congregation distribute donation envelopes to houses in and around Fulneck to support the work of Christian Aid. It is a Christian organisation that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. It provides urgent, practical and effective assistance where need is great, tackling the effects of poverty as well as its root causes.
The money raised by our biennial Street Party is split between church funds and a chosen charity. For the last couple of years our Lent Lunches have raised money for a small charity called Adi Eblal who provide sanitation and electricity for villages in Ethiopia.
We also support the work of the wider Moravian Church through the Young People’s Missionary Association (YPMA) which collects money to support projects around the world, and by a special collection for Unity Prayer Day which goes to a designated Moravian project each year, as well as in other ways.